Former Wales hooker Ken Waters has revealed he’s suffering from motor neurone disease.
Waters, who won his Wales cap when they were beaten 16-13 by Western Samoa’s hit-men in Cardiff during what was then the biggest upset in World Cup history, was diagnosed with MND in October last year.
“It was probably from 2015 that I realised something was wrong. I was training for a vets 10s tournament with Caerleon and just kept going over on an ankle,” said the 57-year-old in at times emotive interview with WalesOnline.
“I thought ‘what’s going on here’ because I hadn’t injured myself. I went to my doctor after the tour and explained what was happening.
“He sent me to a podiatrist but realised my calf was starting th shrink on my right leg and said: ‘Right, you need to go and see a neurologist’.